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News for visitors.

Market traders celebrate national award

Traders and staff are celebrating after winning a national award

Burnley Market Hall was named Britain’s Best Large Indoor Market in the National Association of British Market Authorities Awards which was presented by Andrew Percy, Minister for Markets.

Markets Manager Marie Shaw said, “This award is an outstanding achievement and is a reflection of the commitment, dedication and enthusiasm of everyone involved. We would encourage anyone to visit, shop local and support these independent businesses”

Burnley Market "best in Britain"

Traders and staff at Burnley Market Hall are celebrating after it was named the Best Large Indoor Market in Britain at a national awards ceremony.

Councillor Sue Graham, Burnley Council’s executive member responsible for the market, said: “This is wonderful news.

“Burnley Market Hall is always looking at ways of improving its customer shopping experience, and this proves its popularity with shoppers with a keen interest in value for money.

Help Towneley Hall pick historic artefact

Towneley Hall visitors are being invited to help select a historic object highlighting Lancashire's long and fascinating story.

The project, named A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects, marks 70 years of magazine Lancashire Life, which has invited museums and heritage venues across the county to get involved.

Mike Townend, Towneley Hall senior curator, said: "We were delighted to receive the invite to this fantastic project.

Towneley Hall admission policy

A new admission pricing policy has been introduced at Towneley Hall, Burnley.

From 1st January 2017 all adults are being asked to pay an admission fee to enter the historic hall. Previously the charge only applied to adults living outside Burnley borough.

The new policy means that all adult visitors are asked to pay a £5 charge which buys a 12-month pass, allowing them to visit the hall as many times as they want over a year from the date of purchase.

Students and children aged 17 and under can continue to visit for free.

Burnley park benefits from local fishermen’s generosity

“Water" way to spread the festive cheer. Local anglers have splashed out and donated money to improve a Burnley park.

Burnley and Pendle District Angling Association donated £556 to Burnley Council. The money will be used to pay for a new noticeboard which will be installed at Rowley Lake car park by the council’s greenspaces team. 

It will allow fisherman and the wider community to share information, which is currently being zip-tied to fences and pinned to trees causing damage to them.

Young Christmas winner picks up his prize

“’Ice to meet you”

The winners of a competition run as part of Burnley town centre’s Christmas festival were at the town hall to pick up their prizes.

As part of the two-day festival, the town centre was turned into a frosty winter wonderland with a dazzling ice sculpture trail which included a Yoda, Olaf the Snowman and Father Christmas all carved out of ice.There was even an interactive carving wall in Market Square where visitors could help to carve a beautiful snowflake out of a block of ice.

Primark is coming to Burnley

Burnley Council has welcomed the announcement that Primark is establishing a new store in Burnley town centre.

Politicians and town hall officials have worked closely with Addington Capital on the deal, which will bring the popular clothes retailer to Charter Walk Shopping Centre.

The new Primark store will be on Curzon Street, next door to Next, in space which is currently occupied by Wilko.

Town centre businesses back “keep it clean” call

Town centre traders in Burnley have thrown their weight behind a campaign to encourage people to keep the shopping centre clean and tidy.

Work on a £3 million regeneration of the centre has been temporarily suspended to make sure that it does not disrupt the busy run-up to Christmas. But the work that has been completed so far gives a taste of how fresh and modern Burnley centre will look once the scheme is completed.

And traders are keen to get shoppers and other visitors on board to help keep it that way.

Taxi drivers’ positive response to CSE training

Taxi drivers in Burnley have responded positively to training that will help them take part in the fight against child abuse.

Burnley Council introduced the training to raise child sexual exploitation (CSE) awareness among taxi drivers, in line with advice and guidance from national experts, in the summer.

Since then 308 drivers have completed the course and a further 242 people are booked on for training (out of 657 clients).

Crowds turn out to celebrate canal’s 200th “birthday”

People braved the perhaps appropriately wet weather to celebrate the 200th “birthday” of Britain’s longest single canal waterway.

They gathered at Weavers’ Triangle yesterday (Tuesday) teatime to welcome the arrival of the Kennet canal barge as part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal bicentenary celebrations.

The bells of St Peter’s Church pealed out as the Kennet and a flotilla of other craft made their way to Burnley Wharf where the boats were met by the Mayor of Burnley, Councillor Jeff Sumner, and other guests.


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